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MEGA QUARRY APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

by Brad Holden For most people, making their thoughts known on social media or on the sidewalk, the initial reaction was disbelief. Over the course of the day though, as the news became real, disbelief became jubilation, albeit tinged with a hint of caution. The Creemore Echo received the news at 10 am on Wednesday, with an email from Highland Companies’ public relations firm, Hill & Knowlton. “The Highland Companies announced today that it is withdrawing its application to develop a quarry in Melancthon Township,” it said. John Scherer, speaking for Highland in place of John Lowndes, who resigned from his post as company president on Wednesday, explained the rationale behind the decision. “While we believe that the quarry would have brought significant economic benefit to Melancthon Township and served Ontario’s well-documented need for aggregate,” said Scherer, “we acknowledge that the application does not have sufficient support from the community and government to justify proceeding with

the approval process.” According to the release, Highland plans to continue focusing on its farms and on “supplying its customers with high quality potatoes and other crops.” The company is currently the largest potato producer in the province. Mulmur rancher Carl Cosack, who has led the North Dufferin Agricultural Task Force in opposing the quarry since the group was formed in 2009, said he felt “truly humbled” upon hearing the news. “There are a thousand pieces to the puzzle that beat this,” he said, “from the local residents, to the folks at the Creemore Farmers’ Market, to the media, to the chefs, to the politicians who got on board. We have had such tremendous support, and all of it has been courteous, professional and solutionsbased. I can’t thank people enough.” While Cosack said the news caught him unawares in the moment, the fact Highlands was withdrawing was actually not that surprising to him. The ongoing Environmental Assessment of the project was nearing the peer review stage, and according to Cosack, the sheer

size of the proposal was starting to look like too high a risk for the province. “I think Highland was beginning to see the writing on the wall,” he said. Cosack also sounded a note of caution, pointing out that the Aggregate Resources Act, which was under review when the provincial government prorogued parliament, remains unchanged. “We need to make sure those changes are made, or else five years from now we could be looking at this thing again,” he said. That said, the announcement remained a cause for celebration, said Cosack, and Wednesday would be remembered as a “tremendous day.” That thought was echoed by Maple Valley resident Miriam Streiman, who along with Sandi Wong and Donna Baylis worked tirelessly to get word of the quarry application out to Farmers’ Markets and community groups across southern Ontario. Streiman was also a major organizer of Foodstock and Soupstock. “This is a very special moment,” she told the Echo. “We never gave up, and today I’m proud to be a member of this community and a resident of Ontario.”

Cookies and a place to stay! by Brad Holden The owners of the four bed and breakfasts that make up the Creemore and Area Bed and Breakfast Association met recently to share their best cookie recipes, in preparation for their second annual Open House and Cookie Tasting Tour, scheduled for Sunday, December 2 from 1 to 4 pm. Angel House, Creemore Comforts, the Clearview Station & Caboose and Cedar Pond have been working together as an association since 2009, producing a website (creemorebb.com) and promotional materials and cooperating to make sure guests to the area find the booking that works for them.

In a way, they work as ambassadors for the village, and cite a recent study that found that day tourists to an area spend an average of $60, while overnight tourists average $300. They don’t just serve tourists, though... a lot of their business comes from friends and families of local people, up for a visit and needing a place to stay. For that reason, they encourage anyone and everyone to pay them a visit on December 2, to sample their delicious Christmas baking and to see what sort of accommodations they offer. “We’d love to see the whole village out,” said Pat Steer of Angel House.

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, November 23, 2012

Community Calendar

Submit your community events info@creemore.com phone: (705) 466-9906 fax: (705) 466-9908

This Weekend Sunday, November 17 to Friday, November 30

• Art Array Exhibit & Gift Show at Studio One, 65 Simcoe Street, Collingwood. Len Bevan, Eleanor Brownridge, Lenore Burton, Bryan Davies, Louis Davies, Janie Grice, Ellie Lagrandeur, Miro Omes, Dar West, Diane Wilson. Mondays to Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays from noon to 5 pm.

Saturday, November 24

• Christmas Gift Show and Sale from 9 am to 3 pm at the Singhampton Community Centre. Free admission. 20 local vendors. Raffle prize valued at $200. • Dunedin Hanging of the Green. Come out & help make our village in the valley festive. Enjoy hot chocolate and friendship. Dunedin Hall at 10 am. Hope to see you there!

• Rosemont Christmas Market from 10 am to 2 pm in the Orange Hall, beside the Globe Restaurant on Hwy 89. The Globe’s baking, Pam’s Soaps, Willowlane Farm, EB Candles, Shirley’s Touch of Glass, Alpaca Products, Wooden Crafts, Wool Heart Mittens, Rosemont Organics, Jams, Preserves, Herbs, Teas, Dog & Horse Treats and more. • Sprig of Holly Bazaar at All Saints Anglican Church, Collingwood from 10 am to 1 pm. Baking, preserves, the Christmas Store, the Treasure Shop, knitting and crafts, opportunity draws and lunch. • Mad & Noisy Gallery Show continues “Saturations: Cerebral Celebrations of Colour and Light. Featuring artists Susan Belcher, Eleanor Brownridge, Sarah Uffelmann, Peter Miehm, Ruth Ann Pearce & Janet Donaghey. Until November 26.

Sunday, November 25

• Church Services on page 5. • Creemore Legion Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 am. A Belgian waffle with fruit, syrup & whipped cream or two eggs any way you want, bacon or sausage, home fries, toast, juice, coffee or tea all for $5. • St. Luke’s Gift of Music at St. Luke’s Anglican Church at 3 pm featuring Tariq Harb, award-winning classical guitarist. Classical and Flamenco guitar. Tickets, $15, available at Curiosity House Books, the Echo and at the door. • Eduard Klassen – Harpist with Paraguayan Folk Harp and Inspirational Speaker at St. John’s United Church at 7 pm. Free will offering. Reception to follow. Visit www.eduardklassen.com for details about him.

Upcoming Events Monday, November 26

• Clearview Township’s Council Meeting at 5:30 pm at the Council Chambers. Everyone welcome. Come help us make the decision re: Stayner sewers. See article on page 10.

• The Cadet Support Committee will be joining the 1944 E.M.E. Cadets at the Creemore Santa Claus Parade collecting food for our ongoing food drive. Please help us help others!

• Toonie Lunch at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 22 Caroline Street West from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Come enjoy some homemade soup. • Christmas Tree Lighting at Station on the Green at 6:30 pm. Carolling. Silly hat contest. Free hot chocolate, apple cider and hot dogs.

• 2nd Annual Open House & Cookie Tasting Tour from 1 to 4 pm presented by Creemore and Area Bed & Breakfast Association: Angel House, Creemore Comforts, Clearview Station & Caboose and Cedar Pond. www.creemorebb.com. • “A Christmas Carol” reading of Charles Dickens’ classic story, fundraiser for the Clearview Foodbank, at 3 pm at St. Paul’s Church in Singhampton. Potluck Supper to follow. Snow Date: Sunday Dec. 9 at 3 pm. Contact: Wilma at 705-445-4199 or Peggy at 519-922-2033. All welcome... And we will sing some Christmas Carols too!

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Saturday, December 1

• Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School is once again proud to host Breakfast with Santa! Come out and take pleasure in the Christmas festivities and enjoy a wonderful pancake and sausage breakfast. Also, take part in the other fun events such as: Kids Shopping Room, Treasure Tray Raffles, Kids Craft Room, Silent Auction and a visit with Frosty the Snowman and Santa! Doors open at 8:30 am, Children $5, adults $7, family of 4 $20, family of 5 $22. • Christmas in the Valley. Come downtown and do some Christmas festivities in our stores & restaurants, visit the Christmas Farmers`Market from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Station, see the Santa Claus parade which starts at 1:30 pm, sit on Santa`s knee following the parade at Station on the Green. Have a holly jolly time. Check out the calendar on www.thecreemoreecho.com for everything that’s going on!

Sunday, December 2

Tuesday, December 4

• Please help the Clearview Public Library Board and Staff celebrate Laura Wark’s appointment to the Manager of Public Services for the Essa Public Library, by joining us for tea and cake from 1 to 4 pm at the Stayner Branch.

Thursday, December 6

• Yoga Fundraiser for My Friend’s House Women’s Shelter in Collingwood. Taking place at Dunedin Hall. Two classes 6:30 to7:30 pm and 7:45 to 8:45 pm. $15 or a donation of your choice. Any inquiries please call Leigh Bird at 705-520-0098.

Sunday, December 9

• St. Luke’s Gift of Music at St. Luke’s Anglican Church at 3 pm featuring Chagall Trio, piano, cello & violin chamber music repertoire. Tickets, $15, available at Curiosity House Books, the Echo and at the door.

Want to know what’s going in and around Creemore this Christmas season? Check out the events calendar on thecreemoreecho.com.

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Echo Briefs Our Food & Toy Drive Has Begun

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by Brad Holden Mulmur Township Mayor Paul Mills continued his new tradition of honouring excellence in the community before Council’s night meetings by presenting a plaque to Al Clarke and Jacqueline Tilford, in recognition of the couple’s recent Niagara Escarpment Commission property stewardship award. “We’ve tried to respect the landscape,” said Clarke in receiving the plaque, describing the heritage apple orchard, sugar bush, relocated antique barn and home on the property.

It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is almost upon us. As we do every year, the Creemore Echo will be collecting food and toys to help ensure that as many members of our community as possible are able to have a pleasant Christmas season. Any non-perishables brought in will be donated to the Clearview Food Bank in Stayner, which currently services about 190 local families per month. Toys will be taken to the Salvation Army in Collingwood, which organizes Christmas hampers for families in this part of Simcoe County. Financial donations are also encouraged to help with the Salvation Army’s hamper effort. The deadline for donations is Friday, December 21. Please be generous at this time of year.

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Initial Budget Meetings Set

Both Clearview and Mulmur Councils have set dates for their initial budget meetings; Mulmur’s will take place on Tuesday, December 4 at 9:30 am and Clearview’s will take place on Monday, December 10 at 12 noon. Both meetings are open to the public.

Call for Rec Guide Submissions

Together with the Creemore Echo, the Township of Clearview is once again inviting organizations and individuals to send in information on programs and events taking place within the Township between March 1 and August 31, 2013, for inclusion in the Spring/Summer 2013 edition of the Clearview Township Recreation Guide. Information must be submitted online at www.clearview.ca no later than January 11.

Fire Department Debate

The majority of the remaining Council meeting Wednesday night was spent discussing a request from Rosemont Fire Department Chief Wayne McIsaac for Mulmur’s blessing to amalgamate the Rosemont, Everett and Loretto Fire Departments into one Adjala-Tosorontio Fire Department. The problem is that Mulmur Township is currently served by three separate departments, in Rosemont, Honeywood and Shelburne, paying a portion of each department’s operating and capital costs. Mulmur’s portion of Rosemont’s budget is 52 per cent. If Rosemont is amalgamated with two stations that don’t serve Mulmur, those around the Council table were unsure if the same funding formula should exist. Concern was also voiced about Rosemont’s mutual aid agreements with Honeywood and Shelburne, which frequently provide calls that those two stations rely on for revenue. If Rosemont is allied with Everett and Loretto, there’s a possibility that those stations would be called in before Honeywood and Shelburne to provide extra assistance to calls in the eastern part of Mulmur. In the end, it was decided that Mulmur should defer making a decision until a meeting of all affected fire chiefs can be convened.

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, November 23, 2012

Opinion EDITORIAL

A Big Win, And Well-Deserved

Watching Twitter Wednesday morning, it was breathtaking to see how fast and far afield congratulatory posts spread across the Internet, once Highland Companies’ withdrawal of its Melancthon quarry application was announced. It was a fine example of the power of that platform as a way to get news out, but more than that it was a testament to how thoroughly the “anti Mega Quarry” message had been absorbed by folks across the GTA and the province at large. From its very first meeting in 2009, held by local farmers at the Honeywood Community Centre who were wary of the people who had come knocking on their doors with big real estate offers, to the final Soupstock event that drew 40,000 to Toronto’s Woodbine Park a month ago, the North Dufferin Agricultural Community Taskforce (NDACT) and the Stop the Mega Quarry movement that grew out of it provided a textbook example of how to stage a successful, grass-roots protest campaign. As NDACT president Carl Cosack said in his comments to the Echo this week, the entire battle was waged in a professional, respectful and results-based manner. The right people were on the front lines, the right social media was used, the right messages were allowed to resonate in the right ways. Kudos to all of those who took part. For all of you, Wednesday’s win was well-deserved.

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Caution for the future Dear Editor: So the Mega Quarry is dead! But wait – can we ever really be sure that it is dead? Or have we only cut off one head of the Lernaean Hydra, which could rise with venomous intentions at some future time when our guard is down? There is no guarantee that the Highland Companies will not resubmit its proposal in the future or sell to another entity who would have similar designs. I suggest the following: First, all the unspent funds that have been raised should be carefully accounted for – it’s important to do this quickly as interest and attention will now fade – and they should be put into a “Trust” that would stand guard going forward to act should the threat resurface. Second, and even as a capitalist I think this a good idea, the Provincial government should purchase and “Land Bank” the properties that Highland purchased in Melancthon, in order to protect strategic agricultural assets and the future wellbeing of Ontarians. Even capitalists have to eat. Al Clarke, Mulmur

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Dufferin Wind Power’s $5 million will be necessary to offset loss of property value Dear Editor: It is noted that Dufferin Wind Power Inc (DWPI) has pledged to give the Township of Melancthon $5 million “over the lifetime of the project,” whatever that means. Is it $100,000 per year for 50 years or $200,000 per year for 25 years or some other equation? Well, before that happens, we will have an open and thorough review of their proposal by the Ministry of Environment. I hope that DWPI will be challenged to address financial and environmental issues related to decommissioning; to recognize and act upon the recent publication of a peer review article statistically documenting increased adverse health effects in individuals living closer than 1.4 kilometres to an industrial wind turbine; to appreciate the financial hardship created by the construction of wind farms as documented in the recent study that documents an

average decrease of 38 per cent in value of properties in Melancthon within one kilometre of an industrial wind turbine; to address why they are erecting two of the larger towers (448 feet tall) adjacent to forested areas in continuity and within 500 metres of the western border of the Niagara Escarpment; and finally to answer intelligently why they are proceeding with construction in 2013 before completion of the federal study in 2014 on the impact of industrial wind turbines on the health of individuals. Anyway, if this proposal is somehow approved unaltered, I can believe that Melancthon will appreciate DWPI’s donation as their residential tax base will be significantly eroded by people like myself, who will be firmly requesting that MPAC reduce the assessed value of their properties by a minimum of 30 per cent. William Crysdale M.D, Lavender

Creemore Big Heart Seniors

This was our 12 noon potluck lunch, so after Bob Veale gave the blessing, we all enjoyed one of our most varied lunches yet. Just about everything was homemade, plentiful and delicious. Warren was Sylvia GALE pretty pleased as he not only ate his fill, but also came home carrying the remains of Barb Pilon’s salmon loaf. I kind of fancied Effie Taylor’s tasty mixed salad that had cabbage, carrot, pineapple, celery, green and red peppers, etc, etc, all finely chopped, mixed with her own homemade dressing. And there were enough homemade butter tarts to keep us all happy. After lunch was cleared, we enjoyed a cute joke from Evelyn Warden, and then we heard about a Craft and Bake Sale at the Singhampton Community Centre on Saturday, November 24 from 2 to 4 pm. Also announced was Christmas with Dickens at St. Paul’s Church in Singhampton on Sunday, December 2 at 3pm. This is a “Christmas Carol” reading, to be followed by Christmas Carols and a hot supper. All proceeds go to the Clearview Foodbank. For more information, phone 705-4454199. Wilma Zeggil then mentioned that Jim and Georgina Rigney’s daughter, Roxanne Young, had a bad fall and injured her back to an extent that surgery was necessary. Then, I believe it was Janice Stephens arrived from Stayner and told us that a former member of Seniors, Doreen McDermid, had

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passed away. There were 52 out for cards, and the 50/50 draws went to Eileen Nash, Betty Sharpe, Marjory Thomson, Barb Cudmore, Earl Bentley, Wilma Zeggil and Marcie Cameron. Moon shots were played by Alinda Bishop, Brian McGill, Eileen Nash, Jean Lune, Earl Bentley, Gerri Miller, Karl Seifert and John Van Voorst (2). John won the travelling prize, and there was no “Sidewinder” winner today. High scorers were Bob Veale 316, Art Bishop 298, Alinda Bishop 269 and George Blakney also 269. Low was Jean Lune with 105. Our thanks to Evelyn Warden for the candy canes for our “Goodies” stash – just in time for the season. My thanks to Katherine Blohm and her cohorts (sorry – don’t know your names) for being “first responders” on Saturday evening when I couldn’t breathe very well. Katherine is so very clear and concise when she is talking to you (and that is hugely important, because when you don’t breathe well, you don’t hear well – or it just doesn’t sink in). At any rate, at the hospital they thought I had pneumonia, but apparently it is some sort of a bug that is being treated with antibiotics. Thankfully, I got back out of hospital while the three “Kidd” kids were home for their father’s funeral, so we did get some time with our three grandboys and Cleve’s wife Heather. Curtis’s wife is also Heather, so she gets “Jake,” which sure saves a lot of confusion! At any rate, Jake has flown home, and we lose the other four this week as they head for home also. Sure going to hate to see them go.

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THE WAY WE WERE Our resident rail buff Peter Coates has unearthed some more Hog Special treasures, this time a bunch of Glencairn area memorabilia that’s in the collection of the Stephens family. Peter was very excited by the picture at right, a very early shot of the large bridge that crossed the Mad River just west of the settlement. You can just see the words “Grand Trunk” on the engine, which places the photograph before 1919, when that company went bankrupt and was placed under the management of the Canadian National Railway. The Stephens also provided Peter with the great Creemore Star picture below, of a derailment that took place just north of Glencairn in 1954, as well as the original handwritten letter from the Hamilton & North Western Railway to M.N. Stephens, Esq., thanking him for the donation of land for a Glencairn station and requesting he raise $2,000 per mile in order to have the line built in 1878. The line was extended from Glencairn through Creemore to Collingwood in 1879.

Local Church Directory Sunday, November 25 Creemore United Pastoral Charge Sunday Services : Avening 9 am; New Lowell 10:15 am; St. John’s Creemore 11:30 am. All are welcome 466-2200 The Salvation Army Hope Acres Community Church Invites you to attend Sunday Church Services at 10:45 am 998614 Mulmur Tosorontio Townline, Glencairn For more info call (705) 466-3435

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World-renowned guitarist returns to Gift of Music by Laura Walton In the spring of 2011 the Gift of Music committee met at St. Luke’s and decided for the first time to host a solo performer as part of our 2011 series. We had been impressed by the recordings of Tariq Harb, a young classical guitarist who was doing his doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Toronto, and were delighted when, a few months later, he was awarded first prize at the 2011 Montreal International Classical Guitar Competition. By the time Tariq arrived to perform for us in Creemore later that year, he was just a week away from flying off to Paraguay to compete in the world’s most exciting classical guitar competition, the Barrios WorldWideWeb. He not only won first prize there, but also claimed the Audience Choice Award. His success did not surprise any of us who had heard him perform in Creemore. When playing at St. Luke’s, he made incredibly complex music look effortless, and the deep sighs of appreciation from the audience following each of his pieces, not to mention the standing ovation at the end of the concert, made it very clear how we felt about his performance. Beyond his exceptional musical ability and lovely stage presence, however, Tariq was also a charming young man who delighted everyone as he shared refreshments with us after his concert. Join us at St. Luke’s Anglican Church this Sunday, November 25, at 3 pm, to

performed two concerts as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival this past June. His future engagements include performances in Tokyo, Japan next month during the 55th Tokyo International Classical Guitar Competition, as well as performances during the TED Global 2013 event held in Edinburgh, Scotland in June 2013. Spending time at my computer on a warm and sun filled day in late November

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is not my idea of a good time, but one of Tariq’s recordings is playing softly in the background, and with his music filling the room I am totally content to type away. Tariq Harb is quickly becoming recognized as one of the up and coming classical guitarists of his generation and this is your chance to see him perform in a small and intimate setting – who knows how long we will be able to convince him to return to our little village!

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, November 23, 2012

When a tree is more than just a tree ESOTERICA

The average sugar maple’s At w hat point in a sap is 2.5 per cent sugar, but man’s life do posthumous the occasional tree can run events first come to as high as 5 per cent. The mind with any degree of advantage is significant: it serious consideration? takes 34 gallons of sap to I’ve had a couple of nearproduce one gallon of syrup death experiences, but Al at 2.5 per cent sugar, and surprisingly those didn’t CLARKE only 17 gallons of sap to seem to trigger them. produce the same amount However, last year at the of syrup at 5 per cent. This represents back of my property I set aside a small big savings at every step throughout field as my “sugar bush” and planted the whole process. The rumour was 200 sugar maples. I calculated their that Guelph had isolated, or genetically first tapping season to be 2040 or so. created, a variety of 5-per-cent-sugarThe jury’s still out on whether I will be content “Frankenmaples” and would looking up or down on this occasion, soon make saplings available to reforest but for sure I will be long gone. So why Ontario sugar bushes. bother, right? So I began a fruitless two-year Well, I have this sloping field in the search for the “Super Sugar Maples.” back of my farm that I have always That trail ended when I found that, envisioned to be ideal for a sugar bush, while the Super Sugar Maple had as friendly gravity would simply drain indeed existed, government cuts had the sweet nectar to a sugar shack that I killed the project – and as with the Avro would strategically erect on a piece of Arrow, the government had ordered all flat land at the bottom. It just seems like the existing trees be destroyed. Why, the best of places for a sugar bush. For you ask? I can only guess they did it to several years I mulled over the layout protect the world from an over supply in my mind, and a few years ago an of high quality Ontario maple syrup, arborist friend of mine, knowing of which would surely have led to mass my intent, sent me a couple of books unrest and civil disorder. Regardless, I on sugar bush plantations and I began soon realized I would have to settle for my research in earnest. your run-of-the-mill 2.5-per-cent Acer I was initially excited by rumours saccharum. that the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture With the dream of 5-per-cent was secretly working on a super sugar Frankenmaples behind me and having maple, probably at their top secret read the reference books carefully, I set skunk works near Guelph, Ontario.

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Al’s new sugar bush, with a 100+ year old maple in the background providing a nice contrast. out to create my sugar bush. It turned out to take a lot more work, time and money than I initially expected, which seems to be the norm for every “agriventure” we city folk embark on. It took me some time to actually locate 200 sugar maple saplings and negotiate a somewhat reasonable price. I wanted local stock, which should acclimatize better. In the middle of all this I had a hip replacement and had to have the nursery hold the trees an extra year, which was a good thing as it probably improved their survival rate. The books recommended 25 to 30 foot spacing as this maximizes the canopy size, which in turn determines the sap volume. So the next spring I staked out offset rows, each spot 27.5 feet apart; then I made a call to Stayner Rental for an excavator, which is far and away the best way to dig 200 holes (you have to love hydraulics). Next, I arranged for the trees to be picked up. At all costs avoid bare root saplings; regardless of what they tell you it negatively affects survival no matter how careful you are. Finally, I hired enough help to plant, fertilize, stake, wrap, and tie off 200 trees in a day – the quicker they get in the ground, the better the survival rate. That night, as the sun set for the first time over my sugar bush, a feeling

of pride and exhaustion filled me and sleep came easily and early. That first summer I watered regularly, put out mouse traps to prevent girdling of the trees, cut the grass back to reduce completion for water and nutrients and suffered a 10 per cent loss – not bad as I had expected to lose at least 15 per cent. That fall I bought replacement trees to infill. (If I had it to do over again, I would plant all of the trees in the fall once they’re dormant – the survival rate for fall planting of trees is higher than spring.) Over the next winter, spring and summer I continued their care and lost another 10 per cent; this fall, I replaced those as well. Over the next few years I expect the plantation to stabilize and the loss rate to decrease, but Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress so we will see. A sugar maple reaches full size in 140 to 150 years and can live with very modest growth thereafter to the ripe old age of 400. They have to be 30 years old before you can first tap them, so come 2040 or so mine will be good to go. As for why I bothered? Simply put, there’s an ethereal aspect to tree planting. I envision my daughter some day tapping our sugar maples and pausing to think of me; with that thought, those trees are more than just trees.

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, November 23, 2012

Big infrastructure decision could be made Monday night Ward 3 Matters

Next Monday evening, assured residents that we my colleagues and I will won’t go ahead without make what will be by government grants or far the most important contributions from decision of this term of developers. Council. Our choice could Wasaga Beach is getting lead to the expenditure ready to start building a Brent of tens of millions of pumping station that is a Preston dollars and fundamentally key component in our plans alter the character of our to hook into their system. community for a generation to come. We have a deadline of December 1 The choice we face is not an easy one. to put up our share of the money for It is vital that as many people in our this station, or we forever lose our community as possible make their ability to send Stayner’s sewage to views heard and contribute to this the Beach. Over the past months, decision before or during Monday’s there have been intense negotiations meeting, despite the very short notice with developers who plan to build given to the public. houses in Stayner. The Township The sewage works that serve has asked them contribute their fair the town of Stayner are nearing share to the costs of this sewage capacity. Without a way to treat infrastructure. The developers have sewage, Stayner cannot grow. Several been offered what I think is a very years ago, Clearview Township good deal, but they have all turned it decided that the most economical down. These negotiations had to be and environmentally responsible conducted behind closed doors, but way to increase sewage capacity for Council has been involved every step Stayner would be to hook up to the of the way. Our attempts to secure treatment plant in Wasaga Beach, an grants from the federal and provincial option that would eventually cost our governments are yet to bear fruit. Township a grand total of close to We are hopeful that these grants will $30 million. Clearview staff, Council still be forthcoming, but we have no and the Mayor explained very clearly that it was developers, through the payment of development charges, or DCs, who would ultimately pay for this infrastructure, as they do everywhere in Ontario. Since that time, the Township has aggressively pursued funding from other levels of government and has repeatedly

guarantees. We, as a community, are now faced with a choice. We have no upfront contributions from developers. We have no guarantee of federal or provincial funding. We must pay Wasaga Beach $616,000 by December 1 and another $2,284,000 by July 2014 or our deal with them is dead. Do we borrow the money and pay those costs ourselves? Or do we walk away from the deal? Clearview Council and staff are clearly leaning toward the first option. If we go it alone, we would expect to recover all the eventual costs of the infrastructure from developers through the payment of development charges. But if development does not occur, if the developers continue to sit on their hands, it could eventually be the taxpayers who foot the bill. And once we pay this initial $2.9 million, I think it is almost certain that we will carry out the entire $30 million project. We now have an almost $600,000 deficit in our Stayner sewer DC account. We need the equivalent of 122 new houses built in Stayner just to get out of the hole we are already in. How much growth can we

realistically expect in Stayner in the near future, especially when none of our developers are willing to front a dollar of their own money to build the necessary infrastructure? If we walk away from the deal, we have enough capacity left in the system to build about 500 new houses. After that, it is very difficult to see how any growth could occur for a very long time. We would also lose our ability to service our industrial and commercial lands, which could severely limit our ability to attract new businesses and create jobs. As I said at the outset, this is not an easy decision. Forging ahead means the opportunity for substantial growth and new jobs, but it carries what I think are very worrying risks. Walking away means Stayner stays much as it is for a long time to come. I honestly don’t know what is best for our community, and I am asking residents of Ward 3 and all of Clearview to lend me their thoughts, opinions and expertise. Council needs to hear from you. This decision is too important for us to make on our own. bpreston@clearview.ca 705-466-6302

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Please help the Clearview Public Library Board and Staff celebrate Laura Wark’s appointment to the Manager of Public Services for the Essa Public Library, by joining us for tea and cake on Tuesday, December 4, from 1 to 4 pm at the Stayner Branch.

Centennial United Church, Stayner requires an organist / choir director for January 1, 2013. Reply to dougsharon@rogers.com.

Collingwood G&M Hospital Live Radio Auction on 95.1 The Peak FM on Tuesday, November 27 from 6 to 9 pm. Listen live as many great items are auctioned in support of the New Age of Care Campaign for the G&M Hospital Foundation. View items online at www.cgmhf.com. Peak FM Auction Hotline is 705-446-9510. Pre-register for a bid number at www.thepeakfm.com beginning November 12 to 27.

COATES, Chuck Sr. Passed away suddenly Sunday, November 11, 2012 at home of natural causes. Loving husband to Wilma. Proud father of Brandy (Sean), Chuck Jr. (Melissa), Jeff. Grandpa of Sean Jr., Ryan. Will also be remembered by mother Linda Lansing, brothers James (Lisa), John (Debbie), Rob, sisters Kim (Rob), Lynette, Evette, many extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Chuck’s Life will take place Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 1 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 516 New Lowell 5357 County Road 9. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Chuck Coates Sr. to the Jumpstart Program jumpstart. canadiantire.ca and then click to donate and search “In Loving Memory Chuck Coates Sr.” Donations may also be made at the Celebration of Life. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition Inc.

for sale Firewood for sale. Maple, beech, elm, split wood & limb wood approx. 16” long. Half ton truck load delivered for $150. Limited quantity, cash sales. Call 705-466-2477 or busib4u@gmail.com. Hay for sale. Small squares or 4x5 rounds. Mixed or grassy hay, we deliver. Call Norm at 705-466-2607. Locally raised turkeys for sale. Fed homegrown grains and vacuum-packed for freshness. Call now for Christmas parties and Christmas supper. $3.00/lb. Call Luke Whitley (a division of the Whitley Boys) at 705-466-3541.

rentals Rooms for rent. Furnished. $130 per week includes shared living room, heat, hydro, wireless internet, satellite TV, parking. Linens supplied. No smoking. Call 705-444-4852. 4 bedroom country home in Dunedin valley $1,200 a month plus utilities. Call 705-466-2596.

ski season rentals WINTER SKI RENTAL. December to April. In the heart of Dunedin, 15 minutes from Devil’s Glen, a spectacular, light, airy, spacious home: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, high ceilings, 2 fireplaces, artist studio, pine floors filled with skylights on the banks of the Noisy River 7 k west of Creemore. Fabulous space for intimate family gatherings, or entertaining many. Parking for 8. Formerly Dunedin’s general store/post office, Circa 1860. Please email Lynn Connell: lynnconnell@ sympatico.ca, 8 or call 4 416-951-6528 for appointment this weekend.  

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Clearview Public Library requires a parttime Library Clerk #2 to work at all three branches. Applicants must have previous library experience and excellent interpersonal and computer skills. The position includes day, afternoon, evening and Saturday shifts. Resumes and covering letters are to be submitted no later than 5:00p.m., Friday, December 1, 2012 to jlachapelle@clearview.ca.

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in memoriam McLeod – In loving memory of Donald A. McLeod April 25,1925 – November 23, 2008 Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, Unheard, but always near Still loved, still missed and very dear. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Betty, Dawnna, Lynda, Heather, Robert and their families

christmas planning Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School is hosting a silent auction at the Breakfast with Santa. If you would like to donate any items to help support our school, please drop off your donation at either school site. On behalf of School Council, we thank you for your generous donation. Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School is graciously accepting gently used ‘garage sale’items for the Breakfast with Santa Kid’s Shopping Room held on Saturday, December 1st, 2012. If you would like to donate any items, please drop off your donation at either school site. On behalf of School Council, we thank you for your generous donation.

christmas parade Santa Claus Parade is on Saturday, December 1. If you would like to put a float in, please phone John at 705-466-3130.

lottery tickets Win Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World! Claire and Shelby, our new Avalon Clearview B&B greeters, are selling tickets for the Golden Rescue Wishbone Lottery. Please help them help other canines in need. Grand prize: $25,000 travel voucher plus $2,000 spending money.  Second prize: Dinner for Two in Quebec City plus $1,500 spending money.  Only 4,000 tickets to be sold. Tickets $40 each or 3 for $100.  Call Elaine or Steve at 705-444-8541.  Cash or credit cards welcome - we’ll even deliver within the Creemore area! 33rd Annual 95.1 The Peak FM Hospital Christmas Draw. Win a Sony TV & recliner! Draw on December 21. Tickets $2 on sale at Creemore Echo.

thank you We would like to thank everyone for cards, gifts and coming to our 50th Wedding Anniversary Party. A special thank you to our family for this wonderful day. Also thanks for the get well wishes since my recent surgery. Everything is greatly appreciated. Lloyd and Jean Rowbotham Thanks to the New Lowell Girl Guides for the chocolate mint cookies! We loved them. Creemore Echo

Norma E ROYAL Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart.

SIMPSON AUCTIONS Antiques, Art & Decorative Accessories Auction Saturday, December 1, 2012 @10am Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 27 Wellington St. W., Creemore ON to feature

An outstanding estate selection of antique oak, walnut & mahogany furnishings – ornate carved oak 10-pc dining-room suite, a large Empire mahogany dining suite w/5ft. circular extension table, Victorian quarter-oak triple bowfront china cabinet, whatnot cabinets, bookcases, Victorian marbletop walnut dresser & hall stand, mahogany mirrored knockdown wardrobe, parlour & occasional tables, tea wagons, mirrors, ornate J&H walnut sideboard & dresser, Victorian fireplace screens, chests, armchairs & settees, quality modern furnishings, a large selection of early & collectible estate china, art pottery, pressed glass, cut crystal, Scandinavian glass, Wedgewood, Moorcroft, Limoges, Nippon, Oriental, sterling & silver plate flatware & tablewares, tea services, collections of paperweights, old pocket watches, oriental carvings, bronzes, antique lighting, table lamps, quilts, HB blankets, brass & copperwares, clocks, oil lamps, banquet lamps, a large selection of estate paintings & prints, art & antique reference books, ephemera, vintage magazines, antique dolls & teddy bears, country primitives, crocks, tins, a wide variety of collectibles, estate lots, estate & consignment oriental rugs, etc.

John B. Simpson M. Sc, P. Eng, ICCA Auctioneer & Appraiser Details & Photos @: www.simpsonauctions.com 705-466-2207 Terms: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Debit, 10% B.P. Preview: Saturday @8:30am

Absentee bids welcome. Please contact our office to make bidding arrangements.


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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, November 23, 2012

DIGGING DEEPER The photos at left are of Ayrlie MacEachern’s recent dance workshop, part of a series of events gathering community input for a community play about the Melancthon Mega Quarry. This Saturday, November 24 will see a Visual Arts Workshop, presented by Sandi Wong and Nikki Cosack, at the Honeywood United Church from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Despite the recent announcement that the Mega Quarry application is dead, the workshop will go on. “There is still a story to tell – of a community that’s come together under such a threat,” said Wong this week.

November 23, 2012  

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